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BONUS: This edition contains a reading guide and an interview with Jean M. Auel.
In this, the extraordinary conclusion of the ice-age epic series, Earth’s Children®, Ayla, Jondalar, and their infant daughter, Jonayla, are living with the Zelandonii in the Ninth Cave. Ayla has been chosen as an acolyte to a spiritual leader and begins arduous training tasks.
Whatever obstacles she faces, Ayla finds inventive ways to lessen the difficulties of daily life, searching for wild edibles to make meals and experimenting with techniques to ease the long journeys the Zelandonii must take while honing her skills as a healer and a leader. And there are the Sacred Caves that Ayla’s mentor takes her to see. They are filled with remarkable paintings of mammoths, lions, and bears, and their mystical aura at times overwhelms Ayla.
But all the time Ayla has spent in training rituals has caused Jondalar to drift away from her. The rituals themselves bring her close to death, but through them Ayla gains A Gift of Knowledge so important that it will change her world.
Sixth in the acclaimed Earth’s Children® series.

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The Land of Painted Caves: Earth's Children(R) (Book Six)
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4 / 5
Poor finish to series.
November 5th, 2015
Very disappointed. Felt like it ws written by somene else. Person. /char changed. Wsh i nvr read it.
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The land of painted caves
August 23rd, 2014
To many repeats of former books. Very disappointed in this book. Will not read it again.
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The Land of Painted Caves
July 26th, 2014
This book keeps your interest. Looking forward to seeing more from the wonderful authors.
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A great read
April 23rd, 2014
Not as exciting as the previous books....but it gives a detailed in sight as to how life might have been like for our ancestors. ....I thoroughly loved reading this entire saga
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The Land of Painted Caves
February 11th, 2014
This book was an excellent read! I love the whole series and hope Mrs. Auel has at least one more book in her. Would love to see if she finds Durc!
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Land of painted caves
April 29th, 2013
Too much repetition of previous material and I skimmed over a lot of it
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March 6th, 2013
Don't buy it unless you're willing to skip a lot of pages. Nothing new very repetitive. The last volume worth of reading is The Mammoth Hunters.
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January 25th, 2013
I have read all of this series and loved every one of them. Each time I finished the books I keep wondering what will happen to the characters and then miss them.
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